Panasonic Lumix S 18mm F1.8 Lens Officially Announced!

Panasonic has officially announced the LUMIX S 18mm F1.8 super wide-angle single focus lens for L mount.

Panasonic Corporation will release the S-S18 on October 20th as the fifth installment of the F1.8 single focus series interchangeable lens for the Lumix full-size mirrorless S series. The suggested retail price is 121,000 yen (tax included).

In addition to the soft and beautiful ball bokeh expression and shooting under low-light conditions that are unique to the large aperture of F1.8, the suppression of sagittal coma flare achieves detailed rendering across the entire frame.

By unifying the color tone and rendering performance throughout the entire F1.8 series, even when changing lenses, there is little difference between photos and video cuts, and consistent rendering.

The lens configuration uses 13 elements in 12 groups, and 3 aspherical lenses that suppress spherical and coma aberrations, as well as special lenses, achieve high resolution performance.

The adoption of a linear motor and inner focus achieves both high-speed, high-precision AF performance with excellent tracking of moving subjects and quiet AF operation performance.

Suppresses the breathing phenomenon that changes the angle of view as the focus position moves during focusing.

By selecting linear and non-linear switching in MF on the camera body, intuitive and fine focus feed like a cinema lens is realized.

In video shooting, the same size and center of gravity balance are common to the series, so when shooting using a gimbal or drone, you can reduce the burden of adjusting the balance when changing lenses, and you can shoot with a limited amount of time.

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